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NBC Chicago
Police Investigate Video of Sex Between Girl and 25 Boyspursue any criminal charges, but when the video surfaced and was sent to news o
Police Investigate Video of Sex Between Girl and 25 Boys
NBC Chicago / Posted an hour ago
pursue any criminal charges, but when the video surfaced and was sent to news outlets and posted online, detectives and the Florida Department of Children and Families decided to investigate further, Lee County Sheriff's Office spokesman Tony Schall... Read more
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WBNS-10TV Columbus
Fla. police investigate video of sex between girl and 25 boys in high school bathroomSchall said when a cellphone video surfaced and was sent to news outlets and po
Fla. police investigate video of sex between girl and 25 boys in high school bathroom
WBNS-10TV Columbus / Posted 5 hours ago
Schall said when a cellphone video surfaced and was sent to news outlets and posted online, detectives and the Florida Department of Children and Families decided to investigate further. School spokeswoman Amity Chandler would not... Read more
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Naples Daily News
Lee County Sheriff's Office investigating possible South Fort Myers High School sex videoscreen shots from the mobile phone. The video came to light after being posted
Lee County Sheriff's Office investigating possible South Fort Myers High School sex video
Naples Daily News / Posted 7 hours ago
screen shots from the mobile phone. The video came to light after being posted on social media and then taken down. The Florida Department of Children and Families is also involved in the case, spokeswoman Natalie Harrell confirmed. "We are ...... Read more
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Canon City Daily Record
Florida police investigate video of sex between girl and 25 boyspursue any criminal charges, but when the video surfaced and was sent to news o
Florida police investigate video of sex between girl and 25 boys
Canon City Daily Record / Posted 8 hours ago
pursue any criminal charges, but when the video surfaced and was sent to news outlets and posted online, detectives and the Florida Department of Children and Families decided to investigate further, Lee County Sheriff's Office spokesman Tony Schall... Read more
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Orlando Sentinel
Video showing girl having sex with 25 boys under investigationpursue any criminal charges, but when the video surfaced and was sent to news o
Video showing girl having sex with 25 boys under investigation
Orlando Sentinel / Posted 8 hours ago
pursue any criminal charges, but when the video surfaced and was sent to news outlets and posted online, detectives and the Florida Department of Children and Families decided to investigate further, Lee County Sheriff's Office spokesman Tony Schall... Read more
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CBS News
Fla. authorities investigate sex-scandal in high school bathroomSchall said when a cellphone video surfaced and was sent to news outlets and po
Fla. authorities investigate sex-scandal in high school bathroom
CBS News / Posted 9 hours ago
Schall said when a cellphone video surfaced and was sent to news outlets and posted online, detectives and the Florida Department of Children and Families decided to investigate further. School spokeswoman Amity Chandler would not... Read more
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KCRA 3 Sacramento
Detectives investigate video of sex between girl and 25 boyscharges. But Schall said when a cellphone video surfaced and was sent to news o
Detectives investigate video of sex between girl and 25 boys
KCRA 3 Sacramento / Posted 9 hours ago
charges. But Schall said when a cellphone video surfaced and was sent to news outlets and posted online, detectives and the Florida Department of Children and Families decided to investigate further. School spokeswoman Amity Chandler would not... Read more
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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Police investigate video purportedly showing sex between girl and 25 boyscharges. But Schall said when a cellphone video surfaced and was sent to news o
Police investigate video purportedly showing sex between girl and 25 boys
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted 9 hours ago
charges. But Schall said when a cellphone video surfaced and was sent to news outlets and posted online, detectives and the Florida Department of Children and Families decided to investigate further. School spokesman Amity Chandler would not... Read more
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WBNS-10TV Columbus
Police investigate video of sex between girl and 25 boyscharges. But Schall said when a cellphone video surfaced and was sent to news o
Police investigate video of sex between girl and 25 boys
WBNS-10TV Columbus / Posted 9 hours ago
charges. But Schall said when a cellphone video surfaced and was sent to news outlets and posted online, detectives and the Florida Department of Children and Families decided to investigate further. School spokeswoman Amity Chandler would not... Read more
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NBC Miami
Police Investigate Video of Sex Between Girl and 25 Boyscharges. But Schall said when a cellphone video surfaced and was sent to news o
Police Investigate Video of Sex Between Girl and 25 Boys
NBC Miami / Posted 10 hours ago
charges. But Schall said when a cellphone video surfaced and was sent to news outlets and posted online, detectives and the Florida Department of Children and Families decided to investigate further. School spokeswoman Amity Chandler would not... Read more
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The Sacramento Bee
Police investigate video of sex between girl and 25 boyscharges. But Schall said when a cellphone video surfaced and was sent to news o
Police investigate video of sex between girl and 25 boys
The Sacramento Bee / Posted 10 hours ago
charges. But Schall said when a cellphone video surfaced and was sent to news outlets and posted online, detectives and the Florida Department of Children and Families decided to investigate further. School spokeswoman Amity Chandler would not... Read more
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USA Today
Students had sex in Fla. high school restroomof the girl's age, the department's special victims unit was called in, and the
Students had sex in Fla. high school restroom
USA Today / Posted yesterday
of the girl's age, the department's special victims unit was called in, and the incident was reported to the Florida Department of Children and Families' Abuse Hotline. With parental permission, detectives took a student’s cellphone... Read more
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Sun-Sentinel
Enterprise Florida chief bypassed bid process to hire speechwriter, paid $158K in contractsScott ordered in March on the same day Johnson announced he would leave Enterpr
Enterprise Florida chief bypassed bid process to hire speechwriter, paid $158K in contracts
Sun-Sentinel / Posted yesterday
Scott ordered in March on the same day Johnson announced he would leave Enterprise Florida on June 24. Scott tapped former Florida Department of Children and Families Secretary David Wilkins to identify areas of the Enterprise Florida budget that... Read more
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The Florida Times-Union
Jacksonville nonprofit to expand transitional housing 'bridge' for recovering addictswould fund improvements at off-campus transitional housing on Bridier Street on
Jacksonville nonprofit to expand transitional housing 'bridge' for recovering addicts
The Florida Times-Union / Posted yesterday
would fund improvements at off-campus transitional housing on Bridier Street on Jacksonville’s Eastside. Pattie Medlock, Florida Department of Children and Families’ Northeast Region managing director, echoed the importance of a “bridge” between... Read more
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The Palm Beach Post
After PBSO reports roaches, feces, family cleans Wellington homeof cockroaches, feces and holes in the roof of the home. The Royall’s two child
After PBSO reports roaches, feces, family cleans Wellington home
The Palm Beach Post / Posted 3 days ago
of cockroaches, feces and holes in the roof of the home. The Royall’s two children were removed from the home by the Florida Department of Children and Families. The arrest report states DCF also took custody of the children in 2012 due to... Read more
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Naples Daily News
Authorities investigate infant death at unlicensed daycareshe had gone to a store and left her daughter with the children when the teen f
Authorities investigate infant death at unlicensed daycare
Naples Daily News / Posted 3 days ago
she had gone to a store and left her daughter with the children when the teen found the baby not breathing and called 911. Florida Department of Children and Families officials say they're also investigating. They say a child-care facility must be... Read more
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WCTV Tallahassee
Authorities investigate infant death at unlicensed daycareshe had gone to a store and left her daughter with the children when the teen f
Authorities investigate infant death at unlicensed daycare
WCTV Tallahassee / Posted 3 days ago
she had gone to a store and left her daughter with the children when the teen found the baby not breathing and called 911. Florida Department of Children and Families officials say they're also investigating. They say a child-care facility must be... Read more
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Naples Daily News
Enterprise Florida chief bypassed bid process to hire speechwriter, paid her $158K in contractsScott ordered in March on the same day Johnson announced he would leave Enterpr
Enterprise Florida chief bypassed bid process to hire speechwriter, paid her $158K in contracts
Naples Daily News / Posted 3 days ago
Scott ordered in March on the same day Johnson announced he would leave Enterprise Florida on June 24. Scott tapped former Florida Department of Children and Families Secretary David Wilkins to identify areas of the Enterprise Florida budget that... Read more
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The Florida Times-Union
State conducting dual investigations into death of 6-month-old at unlicensed Jacksonville day carechild-care facility must be licensed if it cares for children from more than on
State conducting dual investigations into death of 6-month-old at unlicensed Jacksonville day care
The Florida Times-Union / Posted 4 days ago
child-care facility must be licensed if it cares for children from more than one unrelated group, according to the Florida Department of Children and Families. That agency’s secretary, Mike Carroll, called the death “absolutely... Read more
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NBC Miami
Kids Found Living in Filthy Home Full of Roaches: PBSOlaundry were also found discarded along with an unflushed toilet. The arrest r
Kids Found Living in Filthy Home Full of Roaches: PBSO
NBC Miami / Posted 4 days ago
laundry were also found discarded along with an unflushed toilet. The arrest report states this is the third time the Florida Department of Children and Families responded to the house. In 2012, DCF removed the children from the couple's... Read more
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WFLX FOX 29
Palm Beach County couple arrested after children found living in home with 'a few million' roacheslaundry were also found discarded along with an unflushed toilet. The arrest r
Palm Beach County couple arrested after children found living in home with 'a few million' roaches
WFLX FOX 29 / Posted 4 days ago
laundry were also found discarded along with an unflushed toilet. The arrest report states that this is the third time the Florida Department of Children and Families responded to the house. In 2012, DCF removed the children from the couple's... Read more
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First Coast News
DCF opens investigation into alleged unlicensed daycare in Mandarin where baby diedhave been 160 child fatalities in Florida in 2016. Children under 3 represent 8
DCF opens investigation into alleged unlicensed daycare in Mandarin where baby died
First Coast News / Posted 4 days ago
have been 160 child fatalities in Florida in 2016. Children under 3 represent 88% of those fatalities, according to the Florida Department of Children and Families. This map shows a heat map for the highest concentration of infant deaths in the... Read more
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WJXT Jacksonville
Bishop lived at home where baby diedJACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Homicide detectives and the Florida Department of Children
Bishop lived at home where baby died
WJXT Jacksonville / Posted 4 days ago
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Homicide detectives and the Florida Department of Children and Families are still investigating after 5-month-old girl was found unconscious Thursday afternoon in what authorities described as an unlicensed home day care... Read more
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The Florida Times-Union
Jacksonville police investigate baby's death at unlicensed day carecase slightly different is that I believe there were eight children in the hous
Jacksonville police investigate baby's death at unlicensed day care
The Florida Times-Union / Posted 5 days ago
case slightly different is that I believe there were eight children in the house set up as a day care." Farhat said the Florida Department of Children and Families has been contacted to handle the administrative side of the unlicensed facility... Read more
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WESH 2 Orlando
Mother of 5-old found near dumpster speaks outprecautious." Police said they also discovered an infestation of roaches in th
Mother of 5-old found near dumpster speaks out
WESH 2 Orlando / Posted 6 days ago
precautious." Police said they also discovered an infestation of roaches in the home Woolfolk's kids were living in. The Florida Department of Children and Families now has custody of the children, but Woolfolk is asking to have them... Read more
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Daily Mail
Man accused of holding family hostage for three monthsto go with with an unidentified man and woman to withdraw his disability money,
Man accused of holding family hostage for three months
Daily Mail / Posted 6 days ago
to go with with an unidentified man and woman to withdraw his disability money, according to the report. In April, The Florida Department of Children and Families went to the home in search of Howard and his children, the report states. DCF... Read more
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The Palm Beach Post
Florida man kept family hostage for 3 monthswas in possession of numerous guns and swords, which he used to keep the family
Florida man kept family hostage for 3 months
The Palm Beach Post / Posted 6 days ago
was in possession of numerous guns and swords, which he used to keep the family in the house. The Ledger reports that the Florida Department of Children and Families visited the house in April to look for Howard and his children. Deputies said... Read more
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WFTV 9 Orlando
Mother faces child abuse charges after allegedly smothering baby, recording itcould have reasonably harmed this child,” Sheaffer said. A judge ordered Salin
Mother faces child abuse charges after allegedly smothering baby, recording it
WFTV 9 Orlando / Posted 7 days ago
could have reasonably harmed this child,” Sheaffer said. A judge ordered Salinas to stay away from her child until the Florida Department of Children and Families can decide if the suspect should be given a chance to see her baby. "There is no... Read more
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Bay News 9 Tampa Bay
Amber Alert: Missing Michigan girl, 7, found in HomosassaHayward and Sapphire were reportedly with Douglas Stanko, a registered sex offe
Amber Alert: Missing Michigan girl, 7, found in Homosassa
Bay News 9 Tampa Bay / Posted 11 days ago
Hayward and Sapphire were reportedly with Douglas Stanko, a registered sex offender. (Citrus County Sheriff's Office) The Florida Department of Children and Families responded to the house after making contact with child protective services in... Read more
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Florida Keys Keynoter
Florida Keys Domestic Abuse Shelter unable to pay staffhe said. Another former shelter employee, Cynthia Hardin, filed a federal laws
Florida Keys Domestic Abuse Shelter unable to pay staff
Florida Keys Keynoter / Posted 12 days ago
he said. Another former shelter employee, Cynthia Hardin, filed a federal lawsuit May 5 seeking unpaid overtime. The Florida Department of Children and Families issued an emergency order May 3 that suspends the Domestic Abuse Shelter's... Read more
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WCTV Tallahassee
19-Old Charged with Beating Death of 60-Old Man in ChattahoocheePolice say Quinones was not a threat. Heywood was arrested May 6th and charged
19-Old Charged with Beating Death of 60-Old Man in Chattahoochee
WCTV Tallahassee / Posted 12 days ago
Police say Quinones was not a threat. Heywood was arrested May 6th and charged with second degree murder. Statement From Florida Department of Children and Families The safety of the residents at Florida State Hospital and all of our state... Read more
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Naples Daily News
Mark Sievers argues his mother should care for his children; others say mother of his slain wife should keep themfor transferring temporary custody of the girls away from Groves — a move that
Mark Sievers argues his mother should care for his children; others say mother of his slain wife should keep them
Naples Daily News / Posted 13 days ago
for transferring temporary custody of the girls away from Groves — a move that would go against the recommendations of the Florida Department of Children and Families, as well as an independent advocate appointed to represent the girls' interest.... Read more
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Sun-Sentinel
Economic development chief to exit with $132KEconomic Opportunity. Wilkins, a former executive with the consulting firm Acc
Economic development chief to exit with $132K
Sun-Sentinel / Posted 13 days ago
Economic Opportunity. Wilkins, a former executive with the consulting firm Accenture who also served as secretary of the Florida Department of Children and Families, described Enterprise Florida with 90 employees and a $9 million annual operating... Read more
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ABC 7 Gulfshore News
Fla. economic development chief to exit with $132KEconomic Opportunity. Wilkins, a former executive with the consulting firm Acc
Fla. economic development chief to exit with $132K
ABC 7 Gulfshore News / Posted 13 days ago
Economic Opportunity. Wilkins, a former executive with the consulting firm Accenture who also served as secretary of the Florida Department of Children and Families, described Enterprise Florida with 90 employees and a $9 million annual operating... Read more
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Miami New Times
Opa-locka Hialeah Flea Market Raided: 22 Shop Owners Charged with Food Stamps for Cash Schemefrom the US Attorney's Office, U.S. Department of Agriculture, the State Attorn
Opa-locka Hialeah Flea Market Raided: 22 Shop Owners Charged with Food Stamps for Cash Scheme
Miami New Times / Posted 13 days ago
from the US Attorney's Office, U.S. Department of Agriculture, the State Attorney General and State CFO's offices, the Florida Department of Children and Families, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcements, the Florida Department of Law... Read more
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NBC 2 Fort Myers
Fla. economic development chief to exit with $132KEconomic Opportunity. Wilkins, a former executive with the consulting firm Acc
Fla. economic development chief to exit with $132K
NBC 2 Fort Myers / Posted 13 days ago
Economic Opportunity. Wilkins, a former executive with the consulting firm Accenture who also served as secretary of the Florida Department of Children and Families, described Enterprise Florida with 90 employees and a $9 million annual operating... Read more
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WPBF Palm Beach
Food stamp trafficking scheme compromises 500 identities in Palm Beach Countyis a federally funded national program that helps alleviate hunger among low-in
Food stamp trafficking scheme compromises 500 identities in Palm Beach County
WPBF Palm Beach / Posted 13 days ago
is a federally funded national program that helps alleviate hunger among low-income families. It is administered by Florida Department of Children and Families. A person who is eligible to receive SNAP benefits uses an EBT card to buy food... Read more
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Naples Daily News
Enterprise Florida should cut 27 positions, financial review findsJohnson said. “Enterprise Florida must continue to evolve as the state’s econom
Enterprise Florida should cut 27 positions, financial review finds
Naples Daily News / Posted 13 days ago
Johnson said. “Enterprise Florida must continue to evolve as the state’s economic development agency.” Scott asked former Florida Department of Children and Families Secretary David Wilkins to conduct a review of Enterprise Florida’s $23 million... Read more
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Naples Daily News
Half his salary: Gov. Scott, Enterprise Florida CEO reach severance package agreementFlorida position. He also announced on the same day that the agency would go th
Half his salary: Gov. Scott, Enterprise Florida CEO reach severance package agreement
Naples Daily News / Posted 13 days ago
Florida position. He also announced on the same day that the agency would go through a financial review conducted by former Florida Department of Children and Families Secretary David Wilkins. Scott told Wilkins to comb through Enterprise Florida's... Read more
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The Palm Beach Post
North blotter: Naked man found on back porch of Jupiter homeThe woman was taken to the county jail. The child was turned over to his grandm
North blotter: Naked man found on back porch of Jupiter home
The Palm Beach Post / Posted 14 days ago
The woman was taken to the county jail. The child was turned over to his grandmother. A copy of the report was sent to Florida Department of Children and Families. FORT PIERCE POLICE VEHICLE BURGLARY Lawn equipment was stolen from a truck in... Read more
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Local 10 Miami
Jorge Barahona to face attempted murder trial in Miamiin Miami-Dade County, where authorities said the twins were abused and tortured
Jorge Barahona to face attempted murder trial in Miami
Local 10 Miami / Posted 14 days ago
in Miami-Dade County, where authorities said the twins were abused and tortured by the Barahonas for years despite numerous complaints to the Florida Department of Children and Families. Copyright 2016 by WPLG Local10.com - All rights... Read more
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Naples Daily News
Life Connectors matches career professionals with promising college studentsEnterprise Florida, but his heart is really in helping youngsters. Along with
Life Connectors matches career professionals with promising college students
Naples Daily News / Posted 16 days ago
Enterprise Florida, but his heart is really in helping youngsters. Along with his wife, Tanya, the former secretary of the Florida Department of Children and Families created a way to connect promising college students, mostly from underprivileged... Read more
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WCTV Tallahassee
100,000 Pounds of Food Given Away at Farm Share Distributionare about 150 volunteers helping out. The distribution ended around 1:00 Frida
100,000 Pounds of Food Given Away at Farm Share Distribution
WCTV Tallahassee / Posted 18 days ago
are about 150 volunteers helping out. The distribution ended around 1:00 Friday afternoon. It was in partnership with the Florida Department of Children and Families and other organizations. It's held twice a year. The next distribution will take... Read more
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KPRC Local 2 Houston
Woman shot by her 4-old won't be prosecutedto court records, Gilt completed a pre-trial intervention program in November t
Woman shot by her 4-old won't be prosecuted
KPRC Local 2 Houston / Posted 18 days ago
to court records, Gilt completed a pre-trial intervention program in November that year and the charges were dropped. The Florida Department of Children and Families also is investigating the incident. The boy is with relatives. Copyright 2016 by... Read more
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Orlando Sentinel
Group-home worker accused of touching 15Office. William Willingham, 51, of Deltona, was arrested on a warrant Thursday
Group-home worker accused of touching 15
Orlando Sentinel / Posted 18 days ago
Office. William Willingham, 51, of Deltona, was arrested on a warrant Thursday after a 15-year-old girl living in a Florida Department of Children and Families group home for foster children reported he offered her money for sexual acts "a... Read more
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Local 10 Miami
Woman shot by her 4-old won't be prosecutedto court records, Gilt completed a pre-trial intervention program in November t
Woman shot by her 4-old won't be prosecuted
Local 10 Miami / Posted 18 days ago
to court records, Gilt completed a pre-trial intervention program in November that year and the charges were dropped. The Florida Department of Children and Families also is investigating the incident. The boy is with relatives. Copyright 2016 by... Read more
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WJXT Jacksonville
Woman shot by her 4-old won't be prosecutedto court records, Gilt completed a pre-trial intervention program in November t
Woman shot by her 4-old won't be prosecuted
WJXT Jacksonville / Posted 18 days ago
to court records, Gilt completed a pre-trial intervention program in November that year and the charges were dropped. The Florida Department of Children and Families also is investigating the incident. The boy is with relatives. Copyright 2016 by... Read more
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Local 6 Orlando
Florida gun enthusiast shot by her 4-old won't be prosecutedto court records, Gilt completed a pre-trial intervention program in November t
Florida gun enthusiast shot by her 4-old won't be prosecuted
Local 6 Orlando / Posted 18 days ago
to court records, Gilt completed a pre-trial intervention program in November that year and the charges were dropped. The Florida Department of Children and Families also is investigating the incident. The boy is with relatives. Copyright 2016 by... Read more
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Florida Keys Keynoter
Miami-Dade County takes over Keys domestic abuse shelter operationsDomestic Abuse Shelter. "There will no disruption in services. That was our No
Miami-Dade County takes over Keys domestic abuse shelter operations
Florida Keys Keynoter / Posted 18 days ago
Domestic Abuse Shelter. "There will no disruption in services. That was our No. 1 concern," Powell said Thursday. The Florida Department of Children and Families on Tuesday issued "an emergency order that temporarily suspends the certification... Read more
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KPRC Local 2 Houston
Man with 0.604 blood-alcohol level denies drunken drivingand denied that he had consumed any alcoholic beverages, the report said. The
Man with 0.604 blood-alcohol level denies drunken driving
KPRC Local 2 Houston / Posted 19 days ago
and denied that he had consumed any alcoholic beverages, the report said. The children were placed into the care of the Florida Department of Children and Families and later released to their mother. Copyright 2016 by WPLG Local10.com - All... Read more
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